DiCamillo Companion

Anderson Manor

  • Built / Designed For: John Tregonwell III

    House & Family History: In the 15th century the Anderson Estate was owned by the Turberville family, later made famous by Thomas Hardy in his book "Tess of the d'Urbervilles." In the 17th century John Tregonwell III, who owned Milton Abbey, purchased Anderson with the intention of building a small home for his retirement; the Civil War intervened in his plans and he was tossed out; he was later able to buy back the Estate and his descendants lived at Anderson until the 20th century.

  • Country Life: XXXVII, 446, 1915.

  • Title: Country Houses of Dorset
    Author: Oswald, Arthur
    Year Published: 1935
    Reference: pg. 52
    Publisher: London: Country Life Ltd.
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Glory of the English House, The
    Author: Esher, Lionel
    Year Published: 1997
    Reference: pg. 53
    Publisher: London: Barrie & Jenkins
    ISBN: 0752904434
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Turberville family, 15th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: John Tregonwell III, 17th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No